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Shannon D. (#47869121)
 member for 3 years, 7 months, 10 days
re: Douglas Wescott
Thank you for the memorial for Douglas Westcott. I have added it to his memorial. If Douglas is a relative of yours and you would like me to transfer ownership of his memorial, just let me know.


Added by Elliffen on Feb 08, 2016 8:00 AM

RE: Mary Seymour #82323894
Hi Shannon. Well, I think the memorial that you referenced with the number was actually a child, unmarried, so probably not your ancestor. However, I see what you mean. There are two "Mary A." memorials for Old Cemetery, and two matching memorials in Homeland Cemetery with the same death dates. For Mary Ann Chapman Seymour, the same photo is on both memorials, in two different cemeteries!

What I can tell you is that the photo I took in the Old Cemetery is actually in the Old Cemetery. There must have been some confusion when the other contributor added a photo of that gravestone to the Homeland Cemetery memorial. So, probably contributor confusion. You could message the person who added the photo to point out the discrepancy and possibly have it removed.

But that said, I do think there might be some legitimate duplication of graves between the two cemeteries. They are the older and newer cemeteries for the same very small community. Old Cemetery is a New England-style burying ground, inactive, difficult to find, a small grassy patch surrounded by trees, filled with a small number of stones with birthdates in the 1700s and early 1800s. VERY early settlers in the county. By contrast, Homeland Cemetery is across the street, and is a large, rolling 19th and 20th and 21st century cemetery with thousands of stones, with Victorian structures and many modern stones, still active with many recent burials.

From looking at a couple different families, I suspect that when Homeland was established, some families had their loved ones moved across the street to a family plot in the new cemetery. This was not unheard of. I also suspect that some families might have left the old stone (and perhaps the old grave) in the old cemetery, but got a new stone in the new cemetery to have it close to the new family plot and have everyone together, and who knows where the actual burial is (either stone could be the cenotaph.)

Finally, it is also possible that a contributor just got the two cemeteries confused. Sometimes people add a memorial based on a record that says she was buried "in Rootstown" and the contributor is just guessing at which Rootstown cemetery. That happens over here in my community a lot.

I don't know if that helps much. But if you want a more definitive answer, you could seek out a set of books about transcriptions of Portage County Cemeteries. There's a set of them in a couple of libraries in Portage County (I've used the ones at the Kent Free Library) or you could contact the Portage County Historical Society (they have a set of the books too) and I bet someone there could help you figure it out.


Added by Janice on Feb 01, 2016 7:01 PM

David McInturff
Linda Jean "Mac" Bennett McEntaffer
Thanks so much for the quick transfer. I appreciate that.

Added by David McInturff on Jan 29, 2016 6:24 PM

Dennis Leon Andrews
The Kelley family is deeply appreciative of this transfer, thank you. OZARKCHERYL

Added by Ozarkcheryl on Jan 14, 2016 6:14 PM

Thank you so very for transferring your memorialღ
It is much appreciated
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(")__(") (.* (.*♥

Added by Family💕✞ on Jan 01, 2016 1:45 AM

Brittany Thomas
thanks for the beautiful pic

Added by dnadick on Dec 28, 2015 5:31 AM

Barbara Muir
RE: re our FAG memorial no 135675370
Hello & Seasons Greetings.
Thanks for your reply. I also just looked and the only thing I can suggest is that I sent a similar message to the memorial owner Dennis Johnson. Perhaps he has realized his mistake and deleted the name.
PS on the
" Global, Find A Grave Index for Burials at Sea and other Select Burial Locations, 1300s-Current:" still has the memorial listed as for William Reid Macfarlane, but when you go to the website it now shows William R Johnson.
If I find any more info for your/our William Reid Macfarlane, especially the bio, I will send it to you so you can add it to Find A Grave.
Bye Barb

Added by Barbara Muir on Dec 23, 2015 11:11 PM

Barbara Muir
re our FAG memorial no 135675370
re your memorial no 135675370 for William Reid Macfarlane 6 Sept 1923 - 6 Apr 2003. He is also on Global Find A Grave website - Grave Memorial no 139994091 - Memorial owned by "Dennis Johnson". There is a bio of him & family on that siteI do not want a transfer of any of these memorials- just hope the duplicates can be linked somehow.
Bye Barb

Added by Barbara Muir on Dec 23, 2015 12:50 AM

Andrea Hanna
Thank you
Thanks again, for everything. Just wanted you to know you're appreciated.

Added by Andrea Hanna on Dec 11, 2015 3:33 PM

Calmly Searching
RE: Wilbert Weber
You are very welcome. I was glad to do it. Thank you for all you do for the families on Find A Grave, and for the kind words in the message you sent a few months ago. Sorry I was so slow to respond.
Blessings to you and your family.

Added by Calmly Searching on Nov 20, 2015 6:52 PM

d yancey
RE: Lillian

Added by d yancey on Nov 08, 2015 3:09 PM

Jan Who
Helen Magoun Michael
Her parents were John Adams Magoun Jr. b 1861 and Elizabeth Moore Magoun b 1865. Their children were Charles Elmer b. 1888, Carlton M. b 1894, Helen, and George b. 1900. They also had a son Leslie who died as a young child from Tetanus.
Helen married Berkeley Michael and had Janice and James B. They divorced and Berkeley married Carlton Magoun's widow named Helen plus Berkeley's sister was also Helen. It does get confusing. LOL
The other John Magoun was Sr.

Added by Jan Who on Nov 03, 2015 11:39 PM

Jan Who
Helen Michael
Thank you Shannon for all your work. I have more data about Helen Michael. She was born 12 Sep 1896 to John Adams Magoun and Elizabeth A. Moore in Sioux City. She married Berkeley s. Michael 6 Aug 1919 but they divorced some time after 1955. They had two children:
Janice Michael Janele 1921-2001 memorial # 106992449
James B. Michael 1931 - 2008

Added by Jan Who on Oct 29, 2015 2:46 PM

Kathie Bunnell
Gerald Wetzbarger
Hello Shannon,
My name is Kathie and I have been doing my family tree since I was 8 now 57. Gerald Wetzbarger is my uncle, my moms brother. We as a family didn't realize they buried his leg that happened when he tried to hop a train. Were did you get this info and any chance you would be willing to transfer this to me.
My number is: 47264902

Thanks and hope to hear from you

Added by Kathie Bunnell on Oct 18, 2015 7:27 PM

Electa Baker Bundy
Shannon, Thank you for transferring your memorial. It is appreciated. Regards, Linne

Added by Velcro on Oct 10, 2015 6:42 PM

Electa Baker Bundy
Shannon, Yes, I would appreciate you transferring Electa's memorial. She is not a direct ancestor as she is my husband' 2g aunt. I will, however, take good care of your memorial. My ID is #47336803. Thank you, Linne

Added by Velcro on Oct 10, 2015 4:29 PM

Joseph & Connie
RE: Clarinda Dimmick
Shannon, Thank you so much for your offer to transfer # 117564435. She is the spouse of a cousin a few times removed...think we should wait on a transfer in case her family members are out there. I may try and find her 1st husband and make that link so she would be easier to find. Thanks again

Added by Joseph & Connie on Oct 09, 2015 10:03 AM

Stephen Welch
RE: Shana Smith #66825763
Hi Shannon ,
I spoke with the office at the cemetery while I was thereShana Smith and a Harry Edward Smith (IV) are both buried in the same plot location as Ruth Smith.
Also I removed the duplicate picture

I hope this helps


Added by Stephen Welch on Sep 20, 2015 9:37 PM

RE: Berit (Beret) Grute
So good to hear :))

Added by Mette on Sep 12, 2015 4:18 AM

Patrice Colvin
Rachel Elizabeth and Clement
... Rachel and Clement Thompson had 5 children. John Oliver, Ida Leota, Perry, Bert and Kermillian Dean aka Camille, or Millie.

Added by Patrice Colvin on Sep 10, 2015 5:19 PM

Patrice Colvin
RE: Rachel Elizabeth Thompson 136622112
Hi Shannon, my great grand mother is Kermillion Dean Thompson. Born in Iowa. She married Carl Schwartz from Kenton OH and ended up living here in the Seattle area. My Grandmother is Lona Madelyn Schwartz Sweeney. What branch are you from? Interested in learning how we are related. Are you on
Started working on my family tree a year ago. Fascinating histories.
Glad to meet your acquaintance!

Added by Patrice Colvin on Sep 09, 2015 7:14 PM

RE: Berit (Beret) Grute

If this is correct this was her father Iver Olsen from Rigstad farm in Meldal, Sor-Trondelag...Iver was born abt 1790.... do you think this is your Iver Rigstad

Added by Mette on Aug 26, 2015 7:03 AM

r h t
RE: Harvey Phillips 112927446
Victoria married to James Phillips died around 1895 in Scott Co Tn she married Hatfield believed died in Ky both of these graves have not been found

Added by r h t on Aug 25, 2015 5:58 AM

Marc Doty
RE: Thank You
That's the way I found it, too. You can do other lengths of time besides 7, but I think 7 is the longest. And, I learned a little about html with this.

Added by Marc Doty on Aug 12, 2015 8:03 PM

RE: Hi
Sorry for late answer....Do you know when and where she died?
In Norway old graves are difficult to find but if she died in Norway before 1930 church records are a good place to start.


Added by Mette on Aug 04, 2015 4:26 AM


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